Strategic advice & funding for housing, care & support providers

Contact us now to discuss your requirements

    By the end of March a total of 5,610 households were claiming universal credit. Money Notes 2

    Statistics published by the Department for Work and Pensions has revealed the 6,550 households began claiming this new benefit in 2013/14, with 5,610 claiming by the end of March, reports Inside Housing.

    Universal credit combines numerous existing benefits, such a housing benefit, into one monthly payment.

    The statistics revealed that 70% of claimants were men and six out of ten were under 25 years of age. Currently universal credit has only been rolled out in selected areas of the country for new claimants with “simple claims”- people who are single with disabilities or children.

    Universal credit is gradually being rolled out across the country in phases with most claimants expected to be claiming universal credit by the end of2017.

    What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions

    Image source: http://www.freeimages.com/photo/386434

    June 12, 2014 by Laura Matthews Categories: Universal Credit

    Latest Briefing

    Introduction The National Statement of Expectations for Supported Housing (NSE) was finally published on 20 October 2020, five years after the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review suggested regulatory and oversight changes were needed, although in 2018 the government >>>

     

    Customer endorsement

    Responding to the DWP Consultation:  Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing

    "I thought this briefing was very good and very useful.  The presentation was clear, well argued and I always find Michael gives me food for thought even if I don't agree with everything he says.  I really like the way he facilitates a discussion in the room and I learn as much from other participants as I do from the presenter which is always good. Right length, right tone."

    R.P. - Richmond Fellowship

    Quick Contact